Impossible

impossible “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”

—Muhammad Ali

Sometimes, things just seem impossible.

It seems impossible to lose weight.

It seems impossible to pay off an $11,000 car.

It seems impossible to launch your dream business.

It seems impossible to get anywhere with writing that behemoth novel.

It seems impossible to meet that deadline with only 24 measly hours in a day.

It seems impossible to sit down for just five stinking seconds to finish reading the same book you've been reading all month.

But impossible is just a word. It's just a stupid word. I mean, who decided that anything had to be impossible, anyway?

We did.

So stop it already.

Work your rear off so you can pay off your debt.

Get away for a few days and get some real writing done on that novel.

Lock the door so you can finish reading that book.

Save the cheesecake for later—eat an apple instead.

Want to travel the world? Then what are you doing here? Make it happen.

Want to learn a new language? Do it.

Want to turn your whole life upside-down and do something creative, magical, or insane? Go for it.

I dare you to punch impossible in the face.